AirTalk for July 23, 2001

Gossip

Printed gossip has been popular since the days yellow journalism, but more and more, gossip is becoming a mainstay of the mainstream media-newspapers, and television news often present the foibles of political figures and stars as top stories of the day. Why do we love to gossip, and is it okay to give in to this very human, but very destructive urge? Larry Mantle talks with USC evolutionary psychologist Irving Biederman and MSNBC gossip columnist Jeannette Walls.


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